International Classification of Goods and Services
Guideline to the list of goods and services made easy
- The Nice Classification in practice
- Basics of the Nice Agreement
- Structure and design of the Nice Classification
- Practical application of the Nice Classification and hands-on training
- Impact on the protectability of a trademark
- Use of the list of goods and services in a trademark search
Aims of the course Nice ClassificationImagine you have almost completed a trademark application form and there is just a small part left: you need to introduce the list of goods and services for which protection is sought. Now, which goods and/or services should you specify? But, above all, which class and which terms would be the right ones for your trademark application?
The most likely source of problems is in drafting a list of goods and services. This requires experience. Once the trademark has been registered in a wrong class, the trademark will stay there for 10 years. The result is the wrong and defective scope of your trademark. Also, trademark offices can object to terms that lack the requirement of clarity and precision and such a deficiency will unnecessarily slow down the application procedure.
It is up to you to establish how well-protected your trademark will be. It is immensely important to specify correct goods and services: this is the solid basis for the future of your trademark. This course will help you efficiently and securely achieve the necessary coverage for your trademark, using the correct tools and the correct formulations.
- Formality administrators
- Legal assistants
- Historical overview and development
- Official languages
- Classes of the Nice Classification and their explanatory notes
- Nice Class headings
- Alphabetical list of goods and services
- Practical guide to the use of the classifications of goods and services
- The annual versions of the Nice Classification
- The current edition of the Nice Classification - major changes, etc.
- Harmonised classification database and harmonised classification practice
- TMClass - the tree structure (taxonomy) EU harmonised interpretation of the Nice Classification headings
- Effective use of the harmonised classification database for practitioners Goods and Services builder
- ID list (TM5 partners)
- National classification practices
- Creation of a list of goods and services made easy
- Prevention of deficiency letters
- Typical mistakes and how to avoid them
- Amendments to the specification of the relevant goods within an application (pre- and post registration)
- Impact of the list of goods and services during the life of a trademark (use of a trademark)
Thom joined EUIPO in 1999. He has worked in various areas in the Office, dealing with absolute grounds, relative grounds and register affairs. He has been specialising in classification almost since he began, leading a classification experts’ team. Thom has represented EUIPO at WIPO, Geneva, at the Nice Committee of Experts on classification meetings since 2007, chairing the meeting between 2014 and 2017. He has also been active in the construction of the Harmonised Classification Database, and the taxonomy, the tool which is used to structure the database. He has been mainly been based in the Operations Department of the Office, but has recently joined the International Cooperation and Legal Affairs Department.
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You will learn how to avoid common mistakes and to better cover and protect your trademark in the future.